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SHAPING OUR FUTURE Supporting excellence, inclusivity and inspiration

UNIQUELY ST PAUL’S


Illustrations by Jesse Brown OP (1988-93)


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SHAPING OUR FUTURE

Here we articulate ambitious plans for our community in keeping with John Colet’s original vision. Our responsibility is to maintain his legacy in order to shape the future for generations to come. Professor Mark Bailey High Master

CONTENTS High Master’s Message

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 haping Our Future S Excellence without Exclusivity – Widening Access St Paul’s in Partnership – Pauline service in the community – Partner schools’ programme – Developing enterprise skills – Building awareness of bursaries Building to Inspire – A boathouse for the 21st century – A sports pavilion to be proud of A long tradition of charitable support The funding we need

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Our financial status

Delivering the next stage of the school’s vision How you can help

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Recognising your support

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In the final year of my term When I arrived at St Paul’s in 2011, the funding of the school’s stated goal of ‘Needs Blind’ entry for able pupils from all backgrounds was obstructed by the urgent need to finance and replace most of the school’s dilapidating buildings. Now that the senior school buildings have been largely replaced, and a sensible funding route has been secured for the final phase of junior school redevelopment, we are at last able to redirect our focus back towards our original and principal goal. This will be the main strategic focus in my final eighteen months of service as High Master. Being a successful Pauline should be about ability not privilege. Any bright pupil with academic curiosity, motivation, industry and independence can thrive here. We want Paulines to aspire to excellence in their studies, but also to broaden their minds well beyond the assessed curriculum, to develop resilience, emotional maturity and contentment,

and to be passionate about their interests and hobbies. Excellence, inclusivity and inspiration were at the heart of the St Paul’s philosophy when the school was founded in 1509. This philosophy is at risk, because the greatest barrier to entry for bright pupils is now the cost of school fees. In 2008 Dr Martin Stephen (High Master 2004-2011) announced the school’s determination to provide bursary support on a grand scale. Innumerable subsequent conversations with Old Paulines, parents, staff and pupils have confirmed that this strategic goal enjoys widespread support. In this scheme, pupils who pass the entry assessment and who could benefit from the unique education we provide should be able to attend the school. If their parents can pay the fees, then they will do so. If their parents cannot, then we will find the means to help. This will restore the element within Colet’s vision promoting social mobility. Alongside this, we are determined to increase our profile within


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the local community through partnership work and voluntary service, involving pupils more than staff. This carries the twin benefits of raising our profile and embedding us within the community, and better preparing Paulines to serve society. If St Paul’s is to be a centre simply of excellence, rather than of excellence and privilege, we will have to draw upon the financial support of the Pauline community. Some members of our community have expressed a desire to support other aspects of the life of the school, in addition to bursaries. To help us achieve this multi-level vision we have identified three key areas of focus:

• E xcellence without Exclusivity • •

– Widening Access W  orking in Partnership B  uilding to Inspire

The most important characteristic of the work we have ahead is the scale of participation; we hope that almost

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everyone in the Pauline community will feel able to give at a level right for them. This is an exceptional school, with a great history and an exciting future. I invite you to read more about these aspirations, together with our plans to turn our vision – with your help and support – into a future of which we can all be proud. Professor Mark Bailey High Master


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Excellence without Exclusivity – Widening Access


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OUR SCHOOL John Colet, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, founded the school in 1509 with a clear vision to educate able boys to serve society regardless of their race, creed or social background. This vision continues to guide the modern school. St Paul’s is the top-performing academic boys’ school in the United Kingdom. We encourage our pupils to study the courses that are right for them. In 2017, 46%

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of leaving pupils went on to study at universities ranked within the top 10 in the QS World University Rankings; out of a year group of 200, 32 chose to study in America, 61 at either Oxford or Cambridge, and almost all the rest at Russell Group Universities. But we aspire to do much more than prepare boys for top-flight universities. We want the Pauline education to go well beyond the assessed curriculum.


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“I would not have been able to come here had I not been offered a 100% bursary. As I walked rather gingerly across Founder’s Court for the first time, I promised myself that I would work to my maximum capacity every day in order not to waste the amazing opportunity.”

Roma Rodriguez OP (2013-2018) Founder of the Thomas Gresham Bursary Award

OUR AMBITION We are committed to promoting access and diversity, so that the school is open to, and representative of, wider society. Financial barriers should not be a deterrent for bright pupils, whatever their background. We want to attract those who can afford full fees, partial fees or no fees at all. Middle-income families have been the supporters of schools like ours for generations and there is a danger of fees becoming out of reach for these families too. We do not want to become a school just for the very rich and the very poor. We want to have talented pupils from a full range of backgrounds representative of the world in which St Paul’s exists. We make no apology for wishing to attract the most talented to St Paul’s. We know the education we offer can be life changing for pupils and can equip them to make a positive contribution to society. Education is said to be the most powerful weapon with which to change the world.

For the right child, a St Paul’s education will do just that. Research commissioned to assess the enthusiasm for a programme to raise funds for bursaries at St Paul’s has revealed that we have the strong support of our community. The results that came back were confirmatory and inspiring: “If any school is capable of delivering an ambitious programme around access, then it is St Paul’s.” To date we have promoted our bursary offer without setting targets or goals. This has been reasonably successful: the number of bursary holders in the school has increased from 44 bursaries in 2009/10 to just over 100 in 2018/19. Now the Governing Body has authorised a new campaign to raise funds for bursaries, in order to create a viable and secure financial base from which access to the school can be widened still further over the coming years.


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OUR TARGET

153

bursary pupils per year by 2023

£3.3m fundraising target per year

To clarify our commitment to this goal we have set an interim target of funding 153 bursary pupils a year by 2023. This figure is just over 10% of our current pupil numbers, but also reflects Colet’s original provision ‘for one hundred and fifty three boys of all nacions and countres indifferently to be taught free’, emulating the biblical reference to the miraculous draught of fish. In order to achieve this, we have set ourselves an annual fundraising target for bursaries, rising to £3.3 million a year by 2023, which would support 153 pupils each year, while also building up an endowment for increased future provision. It is important that funds cover not just fees but all the additional items required, from uniform and music lessons to educational trips and travel. Our bursary pupils must feel confident to join fully in the life of the school and benefit from all it offers just like other pupils. This task is ambitious; however with your generous help we can achieve our target.

It’s ambitious, but with a community of 13,420, if we each donated £20 a month we would achieve our annual bursary fundraising goal.


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St Paul’s in Partnership

OUR SCHOOL Paulines excel in a wide variety of co-curricular activities. Yet an education at St Paul’s also involves service and the widening of social horizons as part of the preparation to serve society. There is a genuine desire among pupils and staff to engage in partnership and charitable work, all of which is being revitalised under a new model. We also wish to ensure that those boys who would benefit from a St Paul’s education, but who might never come into contact with the independent sector, are aware of what we have to offer and the availability of financial support. We want the school to become a more integrated part of our London community. We therefore need to increase the scope and reach of our partnership programme. In collaboration with St Paul’s Girls’ School, existing relationships are being consolidated and new relationships built with other local schools, both primary and secondary, state and independent.

Our aim over the next five years is to build a Learning Partnership group to share our expertise in teaching those who are most academically able and to support our boys’ desire to engage to their best effect, whilst also learning from colleagues in other teaching settings. Whilst for some pupils our biggest impact will be through educating them through a bursary, we can increase the social mobility of an even wider group of young people by working in partnerships with other schools. One such area is our Entrepreneurs’ Partnership. As we enter what some are calling the fourth education revolution, teaching and developing generic soft skills – including the specific skills of enterprise – will be of central importance to future success. This, too, features in our vision for the future.


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There is a genuine desire among pupils and staff to engage in partnership and charitable work, all of which is being revitalised under a new model.


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St Paul’s in Partnership

OUR AMBITION The plan is fourfold: Service in the community for more Paulines In partnership with St Paul’s Girls’ School, we are developing a Friday afternoon programme for the Lower Eighth (Year 12), which would quadruple the number of pupils regularly volunteering in the local community, especially in state primary schools on both sides of the river. As we move forward, there is scope to expand beyond this year group and to work with secondary schools as well, helping to stretch their most able students. This work would also complement the volunteering our pupils are doing with our partnership charities in the developing world.

Expanding the partner schools’ programmes taking place at St Paul’s More academic and extracurricular programmes will be offered on site, from exciting science courses at the weekend or during school holidays for students from state schools (both primary and secondary), run by both staff and students, to sports tournaments for primary schools. A key focus will be supporting applications to the top universities for students without the same support as Paulines, and engaging Old Paulines in this process. We will use our Learning Partnership to ensure that these programmes flourish and are sustainable.


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£100k fundraising target per year

Working in partnership to develop the skills of enterprise St Paul’s has been a seedbed for entrepreneurs, from Sir Thomas Gresham in the 16th Century to Sir Lloyd Dorfman (Travelex), Saul Klein (Lovefilm) and Aron Gelbard (Bloom & Wild) today. We are therefore well positioned to drive a programme to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs – both at St Paul’s and in West London as a whole – whilst also providing opportunities for collaborative working across independent and state schools. In 2018, we founded the West London Schools’ Entrepreneurs’ Partnership to provide teaching, mentoring and meaningful opportunities for young people to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. Supported by the power of our alumni and parent networks, and those of our partner schools, we look to share our wisdom and experience with the young people involved, as they acquire the confidence and skills to start their own fledgling businesses. Crucially, the programme is open to, and promoted amongst, all of the young people in the local area. A key focus of the partnership is to foster collaboration between different groups of young people, and to promote social enterprise.

Building awareness of the bursary offer We will raise awareness of our bursary offer through a series of initiatives, designed to attract those boys for whom a St Paul’s education would be the right fit. Our extended partnership work will support this – whether this is through partnerships with prep schools to provide links with their own bursary programmes; state school heads for 11+ entry; or relationships with sports’ clubs and youth groups. We will also be increasing the profile of our offer through all the communications routes available to us. Our aim is to attract more bursary pupils from across London, and even nationally through a new boarding house, at 16+ entry. In order to achieve these four strands of work we will need £100,000 per annum.

It was a pleasure to see all the students from every school interacting in such a harmonious and purposeful way. State school partner attending St Paul’s Economics Trading Day


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Building to Inspire OUR SCHOOL In 2007 we launched the Renewal Campaign to raise funds for the reconstruction of the senior school, and at the end of 2019 the work is scheduled for completion at a final cost of £114 million. We are already reaping the benefits of the enhanced facilities, made possible thanks to £65 million worth of philanthropic support. The reconstruction of the school site was driven by necessity, not vanity or competition, because the lifespan of the existing CLASP buildings has expired. We have also secured funding to redevelop St Paul’s Juniors, which is scheduled to commence in 2022.

We now need to consider as a community how we can support the wider development – use and sharing – of our facilities. The reconstruction of the senior school has regenerated our academic, drama and music facilities, but we also need to consider our sporting and hospitality provision. The latter will enable us to better host our own community, offer more opportunities for partnership and create a potential income stream through making them available for external hires. The two buildings in most urgent need of replacement are the boathouse and senior sports pavilion. These structures are both CLASP buildings with a finite lifespan, requiring replacement in the next 10 years.


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Building to Inspire

£7m project cost

OUR AMBITION A boathouse for the 21st century The boathouse sits at the north-east corner of the school site at the halfway mark of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. The school has a tradition of high achievement in rowing, with the 2018 1st VIII dubbed ‘the best schoolboy crew ever’ at Henley Royal Regatta.

We have outline planning permission for a new two-storey boathouse on the same footprint as the existing building. This provides the flexibility for consultation on what this should comprise.

The Pauline boat club community of parents and OPs have been generous in their support of equipment yet the current boathouse, built in the late 1960s, serves a basic function and is in need of renovation. As the CLASP building will require replacement by the end of the 2020s, we would like to replace the building with extended facilities for the boat club and hospitality capable of wider use. An opportunity exists for the boating community to shape its future as the scheme is developed.

We would look to include: a  new two-storey facility with views to both the river and sports fields; increased boat storage to allow for the ongoing development needs of the rowing programme; e  nhanced changing rooms and shower facilities; a  workshop equipped for modern needs; g  ym facilities on both floors of the building; a  flexible entertaining space with bar; o  ffices to accommodate staff.

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Architect’s illustration

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Over the last five years St Paul’s rowing has developed into one of the strongest and most respected junior rowing programmes in the world. This is a chance to leave a lasting legacy for rowing at St Paul’s and to demonstrate the mark that generations of Pauline rowers have made on the school. Bobby Thatcher, Director of Rowing and former Olympic rower


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Building to Inspire

A sports pavilion to be proud of The current West Pavilion is an unimposing construction, which was built as a temporary structure in the 1960s and last updated in the 1990s. It stands on the western boundary of the 1st XI cricket pitch, and serves the west (Tankside) sports pitches, so is prominent to all who enter the school down the main drive. Despite sitting in our ‘shop window’, it is far from being a showcase building. Its primary function is as a cricket pavilion, but it is also used by other sports including athletics, rugby and football. St Paul’s has a strong reputation for, and a long history of, cricket. While the first Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, was at St Paul’s School in the early 1660s it is thought that St Paul’s was one of the first schools to take up the game. In recent years, St Paul’s has featured regularly in The Cricketer

Magazine as among the top 50 day cricketing schools in the UK. Thanks to recent generous donations, the facilities for cricket have been augmented and upgraded with the installation of seven outdoor all-weather nets, a number of bowling machines and an electronic scoreboard. The pavilion itself, however is inadequate and outdated. Plans are being drawn up for a new larger building with changing rooms for both ‘away’ and ‘home’ sides and a large public reception room. The new pavilion would also provide a perfect venue for many of St Paul’s outreach and access initiatives. The school currently works with the local community to offer cricket development for young people from the surrounding area, as well as with Surrey County Cricket Club’s youth programme.

The improved profile and standard of St Paul’s School cricket are evidenced by and mirrored by its changed fixture list. St Paul’s 1st XI now plays historically strong cricketing schools such as Eton, Radley, Dulwich and Bradfield. We look forward to the day when we will have a pavilion worthy of the school’s standing in the world of schoolboy cricket. Nigel Briers, Director of Sport/Cricket and former Leicestershire Captain


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£2.6m project cost

We would look to include: a  two-storey building; increased  catering facilities including a dining/entertainment area for players and spectators; e  nhanced changing rooms and showers for teams, referees and umpires; s ecure storage facilities for equipment and kit; a viewing area for spectators, also to be used as a filming platform.

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The word ‘old’ can be misleading when applied to ‘Old Paulines’. Certainly some of us enjoy some advancing years, but as a community of former Paulines, young, middle-aged or indeed old, we are all extremely fortunate to be part of an extraordinary dynamic pool of people drawn together by the shared experience of attending a great school. It is important given the size of the challenge that we pool together to give what we can to support the school as it strives for equality of access and partnership. Rob Smith OP (1981-86), President of the Old Pauline Club


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A long tradition of charitable support Achieving our ambition

St Paul’s is built on a history of philanthropy. John Colet founded the school with a generous endowment, since when further, often piecemeal, philanthropy has supported St Paul’s for generations. Earlier campaigns raised the funds to move to Barnes in 1968, and the Pilkington Campaign in 1989 financed a new technology and art block, together with the enclosure of the central court to create an atrium. More recently, the £65 million raised during the Renewal Campaign and the generous donations to the Junior Sports Pavilion have ensured that we offer the very best facilities to our pupils. The results have been transformational, helping us to attract and retain the very best teachers and pupils, and to provide an inspirational environment of world-class teaching and learning. It is now time to focus on our long-standing ambition to increase our bursary provision significantly, extend our partnership work and build to inspire our current and future pupils and partners. Without the generosity of our community, we cannot meet these ambitions. Both your individual and collective generosity makes a huge difference. Please join us to support the Shaping Our Future campaign and together, through the gift of education, we can transform the lives of many young people.


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The funding we need The challenge we’ve outlined is significant. To deliver on widening access and supporting inclusivity, as well as on our capital ambition, we look to invest an additional £20 million over the next five years. Through immediate spending and the accumulation of a long-term endowment, we can ensure that our investment will be an enduring feature of St Paul’s for generations to come, thereby Shaping Our Future.


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Excellence without Exclusivity Widening Access 2018/19

£0.7m

2019/20

£1.3m

2020/21

£2.0m

2021/22

£2.6m

2022/23

£3.3m

Total

£9.9m

£9.9m (£3.3m pa ongoing from 2022/23)

St Paul’s in Partnership • P auline service in the community • P artner schools’ programme • D eveloping enterprise skills • B uilding awareness of bursaries

Building to Inspire • B oathouse £7.0m • Sports Pavilion £2.6m

£0.5m (£100,000 pa ongoing)

£9.6m

Total

£20m


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I am honoured to be Chairman of Governors for St Paul’s School. This campaign, initiated by the High Master and Governors, led by the executive and involving all sections of our community, will set us off in the right direction for the future. Achieving the aims set out in this document will safeguard the school’s unique character and strengthen its reputation both within the UK and further afield. On behalf of the Governing Body, I am delighted to endorse this plan to you which I intend to continue personally supporting. Johnny Robertson, Chairman of Governors


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It was so promising – and unexpected – when the vast majority of boys said they would support the bursary fundraising at school, demonstrating our collective commitment to looking outside of the bubble, towards our wider community. Ariff Castronovo, Captain of School and committee member of the Thomas Gresham Bursary Award


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Our financial status

St Paul’s is an ambitious school where we educate bright, industrious, motivated pupils to ultimately take on a role in enriching and affecting our society. There are many demands on our limited resources and as we aspire to develop and adapt the school for future generations of Paulines we must prudently manage our income and expenditure, our buildings and modest investments. Andy Francombe, Director of Finance


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The school has a strong balance sheet but much of that is represented by capitalised buildings and other assets that we cannot realise, leaving a modest retained surplus. The original Colet endowment – now called the St Paul’s Schools Foundation – is run by the Mercers’ Company and acts primarily as the freeholder to St Paul’s and St Paul’s Girls’ School. It supports some bursaries and redevelopment work, but not enough to meet the needs of both schools. St Paul’s has raised some bursary funds,

Income 2017-18: £38.8m

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but does not benefit from its own large endowment fund, with just £4.3 million of endowed and restricted bursary funds, as of August 2018, under the school’s direct control. If we are to fulfil our ambition of funding 153 bursaries a year at St Paul’s and support our programme of excellence, inclusivity and inspiration, as well as continuing to manage our finances prudently, we must also rely on the generosity of our OPs, parents and our extended community.

Expenditure 2017-18: £38.8m

87.7%

 Staff Costs

53.5%

 Renewal Fund

8.1%

 Other Operating Costs

19.5%

 Fundraising

3.3%

 Renewal Fund

15.8%

 Investments

0.6%

 Depreciation

5.8%

 Trading

0.3%

 Bursaries

2.9%

 Retained Surplus

1.7%

 Trading / Finance / Fundraising 0.8%


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Delivering the next stage of the school’s vision Strong financial planning and management Continuing to plan prudently to ensure we are able to meet today’s demands and future needs. Safeguarding our existing assets and investing wisely Ensuring we carefully manage our investments and that our assets are well maintained and supervised. Fundraising Running an efficient, inspirational and ethical fundraising programme that our whole community can engage with. Increasing the school’s endowment Our long-term ambition is to build up our endowment to support bursary provision for the future.  ew revenue streams N Exploring ways of making use of our assets to produce new revenue streams and maximise existing enterprises. Ensuring that any new buildings are developed with this use in mind, whilst allowing the current pupils and staff to use them undisrupted.


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How you can help The options for supporting the campaign financially are given below. Please visit the St Paul’s School website for further details and to make your donation. With this campaign, our aim is for everyone to find an appropriate level to give at – showing that we are all supportive of the school’s vision. We hope you will find an option below that suits. For more information, please contact Ellie Sleeman, Director of Development and Engagement on 020 8746 5343 or email development@stpaulsschool.org.uk

The pupil-led Thomas Gresham Committee will be encouraging leavers to sign up to the £1.50 level as a sign of their commitment to the values of the school. Membership of the Erasmus, High Master’s and Founder’s Circle is offered to supporters who pledge £5,000 or excess per annum to any element of the campaign or alternatively make a one-off gift of £5,000 or above (see website for full recognition model).

Regular Giving Regular gifts can be made by direct debit or standing order on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, either via the website or by contacting the office.

One-off Gifts All your donations, no matter what size, are invaluable. Remember our desire is to get the whole community involved at whatever level is right for them. One-off donations can be set up either online, by post or by bank transfer.

The 1509 Society (named to honour the St Paul’s School founding year) encourages regular monthly gifts of up to £5,000 per year to the Excellence without Exclusivity bursary campaign – these amounts may be any amount of your choosing or related to our founding year ie. £1.50; £15.09; £150.90 or £1,509.

For those wishing to send a cheque please make it payable to ‘St Paul’s School’ and post to: Development & Engagement Office, St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JT.

The 1509 Society has been championed since 2016 by two Old Paulines who successfully encouraged OPs to give at the £50 level in groups to raise an annual bursary (50 OPs contributing £50 per month raises £30,000 a year – 110% funding for one pupil’s fees and extras). They saw such groups being built around old friendships, profession groups, year groups and sports.

Gift Aid Gift-aiding your contribution allows us to reclaim an additional 25p in every £1, making your gift worth even more at no extra cost to you. Make sure you tick the ‘Gift Aid’ box if you qualify. Gifts of Assets, Shares and Securities Donations of any kind are valuable to St Paul’s and this way of giving can be beneficial to the donor from a tax


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perspective. Please see website for further details of how the school can benefit from such donations. Legacies The Colet Society, established in 2019 as a way of saying thank you to those who intend to leave St Paul’s School a legacy, is always pleased to welcome new members. Members and their families are invited to special school events throughout the year, such as the annual High Master’s summer drinks and the school’s carol service. There will also be invitations to visit the school during term time to see the modern school and staff in action. Members of the society will have their name recognised in the annual philanthropy report and receive a Colet Society tie or pin badge. In addition to the impact such gifts have on the school, any sum you bequeath to St Paul’s is not only free of tax, it may also reduce the overall tax liability due on your estate. Endowed Bursary* It takes an endowed gift of just over £1 million to fund a bursary in perpetuity†. We will work with you and your family to establish a bursary in your name, and you will receive an annual report on the impact of your support. †Costs are £1,033,464 – this assumes investment returns of 3.5% above fee increases – p.a fee increases would be CPI +1%.

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Funded Place* You can provide immediate and vital support by sponsoring a pupil (or helping as a group to sponsor a pupil) all the way through the school, or in the Eighth Form (Years 12 & 13). It costs approximately £146,000 to fund a five-year place through the senior school (which can be broken into an annual payment of £29,200); £142,000 for the six years at St Paul’s Juniors. Four entry points: 7+ (or 8+) entry – 10 years

= £316,932

11+ entry – 7 years

= £199,733

13+ entry – 5 years

= £146,188

16+ entry – 2 years

= £55,896

*The above calculations are based on 2018-19 fee rates, including a 3% fee increase year on year and 10% for ‘extras’ such as educational trips, uniform, public exam fees, music lessons and travel costs.

Naming Rights There are opportunities both within the upcoming capital projects and the existing school to recognise your family’s contribution to the future of St Paul’s. For more information, please contact Ellie Sleeman on 020 8746 5343 or email development@stpaulsschool.org.uk


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Recognising your support It is important to us to show our appreciation for the generous support which helps to make such a great difference. This will be done in a number of ways, from naming elements of the projects and programmes, to appearing on supporter boards. We want donating to St Paul’s to always be a positive process and, should you wish it, a sociable one. To this end we have established a number of recognition groups that aim to bring together like-minded individuals at bespoke events and activities throughout the year. All our donors will be recognised in the annual philanthropy report and invited each year to a special summer thank-you reception hosted by the High Master. Those who intend to leave St Paul’s School a legacy will also receive invitations to meet with other members of the Colet Society. In addition, those giving at Erasmus, High Master or Founder level will be invited to a special dinner hosted by the High Master and Governors. In recognition of the Founder level funders’ outstanding generosity they will receive personalised invitations and tailored visits to the school throughout the year. Philanthropic Circles 1509 Society Erasmus Circle High Master’s Circle Founder’s Circle Colet Society

Gifts up to £5,000 Gifts £5,000 – £25,000 Gifts £25,000 – £100,000 Gifts over £100,000 Those intending to leave a gift to St Paul’s in their will

We will discuss individual preferences for reporting and recognition with each of our donors, and of course any donor can remain anonymous should they wish to.


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Why is my contribution important? We want to show the strength of our community’s feelings in this area; to show our pupils that we believe in all of them and that socioeconomic diversity in the school benefits us all. We want our partner schools to know how highly we value this work. And our capital campaign will enable us to install buildings that we can be proud of in the future. Our ultimate aim is to set a record in terms of the number of our community supporting Shaping Our Future. We fully recognise the financial challenges that many families experience, which is why we are grateful for giving at all levels – the 1509 Society welcomes donations from just £1.50 per month. It is our aim for a significant percentage of our community to support our aspirations.

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St Paul’s School was founded on the philanthropy of John Colet and that tradition and duty has been upheld by thousands of Paulines since; each generation of Paulines benefiting from the generosity and altruism of those before them.


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Shaping Our Future A multi-level vision for St Paul’s supporting excellence, inclusivity and inspiration:

• E xcellence without Exclusivity – Widening Access • S t Paul’s in Partnership • B uilding to Inspire

St Paul’s School is about inclusivity, partnership and inspiration; about ability not privilege. Together we have the chance to transform young people’s lives, unlocking their potential and their ability to change society. Join us in delivering this vision. Spread the word, host an event, fund a bursary place (on your own or in a group), make a donation to the campaign, or make a provision in your will. This task is ambitious. However, with your generous help, we will achieve our target. Ellie Sleeman, Director of Development and Engagement

To find more information about the campaign and ways in which you can support, please visit stpaulsschool.org.uk/shaping_our_future or get in touch with Ellie Sleeman, Director of Development and Engagement on 020 8746 5343 or email development@stpaulsschool.org.uk


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